Monday's Campaign Round-Up, 9.14.20

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
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By Steve Benen

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.

* The latest national Fox News poll, released over the weekend, found Joe Biden leading Donald Trump, 51% to 46%. This is Fox News' first national 2020 poll of likely voters, so there's no trend line.

* The latest set of data from New York Times/Siena College polls found Biden leading Trump in Minnesota (50% to 41%), New Hampshire (45% to 42%), Nevada (46% to 42%), and Wisconsin (48% to 43%).

* Campaigning in Florida is extremely impressive -- it has several major media markets, spread out over hundreds of miles -- which is why Team Biden was no doubt thrilled to see former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg commit to spending $100 million in the Sunshine State in support of the Democratic ticket.

* Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.) was already retiring, but on Friday, the Republican congressman announced he's stepping down from Congress altogether next month. He'll soon be replaced by Marjorie Taylor Greene, a right-wing conspiracy theorist who no longer has a major-party opponent in November.

* Mike Pence was scheduled to attend a Montana fundraiser hosted by QAnon conspiracy theorists, but the vice president has now canceled those plans.

* Tomorrow is Primary Day in Delaware. It's the last primary before the November elections.

* Remember when former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz weighed an independent presidential campaign? He's given up on that plan and is now supporting Biden, declaring this morning that "what is at risk is democracy itself."

* And despite the fact that Election Day 2020 is just seven weeks away, Trump hosted a campaign rally in Nevada on Saturday at which he focused once again on Hillary Clinton's emails -- at some length. The president similarly raised the prospect of imprisoning both his former opponent and her lawyers, which struck me as ironic, given that his lawyer actually did go to prison.